Home Ignition Zone woRkshop
Saturday, April 20th
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Mancos Public Library
211 W 1st St, Mancos
(Lunch will be provided)
Two factors have emerged as the primary determinants of a home's ability to survive a wildfire:
- The quality of the defensible space and
- The structure’s ignitability
Together, these two factors create a concept called the Home Ignition Zone (HIZ). A home can survive a wildfire by removing ignition sources within the HIZ. Participants will learn how to recognize the many vulnerabilities homes have to radiation and ember showers from wildfires.
Wildfire Adapted Partnership (WAP) is a local nonprofit that helps residents become more aware and prepared for wildfires. WAP is partnering with the Four Corners Board of Realtors and the Montezuma County Colorado State University Extension Office to offer this workshop.